The Trinity Silver Mine is a lead, antimony, and silver mine located in Pershing county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,512 feet.
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Elevation: 5,512 Feet (1,680 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Antimony, Silver
Lat, Long: 40.28639, -118.54611
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Trinity Silver Mine MRDS details
Primary: Trinity Silver Mine
Secondary: Unnamed Silver Prospects
Secondary: NBMG Sample Site 2825, 2826
District: Trinity District
Land ownership: Private
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Owner Name: U.S. Borax And Southern Pacific
Years: 1984 -
Owner Name: Lost Dutchman Construction Co.
Years: 1988 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Epithermal vein, Comstock
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Jurassic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: VEIN SAMPLES-T-0.07 OZ. AU, 0.1-17.2 OZ. AG, 0.05-4.45% AS, 0 TO 0.42% SB, 0.7-17.6% PB. SAMPLE 2825 CONTAINS 20 % FE, 0.2 % MG, 0.5 % CA, 0.1 % TI, 100 PPM MN, 500 PPM AG, +10000 PPM AS, 200 PPM B, 100 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 500 PPM BI, 500 PPM CD, 15 PPM CR, 300 PPM CU, 100 PPM MO, +20000 PPM PB, 2000 PPM SB, 5 PPM SC, 300 PPM SN, 500 PPM SR, 30 PPM V, 10 PPM Y, 3000 PPM ZN, 50 PPM ZR, AND 0.45 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS. SAMPLE 2826 CONTAINS 20 % FE, 0.1 % MG, 0.2 % CA, 0.03 % TI, 15 PPM MN, 1000 PPM AG, +10000 PPM AS, 500 PPM B, 50 PPM BA, 1 PPM BE, 200 PPM BI, +500 PPM CD, 15 PPM CR, 500 PPM CU, 5 PPM MO, 5 PPM NI, +20000 PPM PB, 5000 PPM SB, 7 PPM SC, 150 PPM SN, 200 PPM SR, 100 PPM V, 7000 PPM ZN, 15 PPM ZR, AND 0.2 PPM AU, BY AA ANALYSIS.
Comment (Development): AREA OF OLD WORKINGS INCLUDES AREA OF OLDER DRILLING. CURRENTLY (1984) THE AREA TO THE SOUTH IS BEING REDRILLED BY BORAX, WHICH DENIED ACCESS TO THE OLDER WORKINGS. THEY HAVE SEVERAL SECTIONS UNDER NEW STAKES INCLUDING SECTIONS 3, 9, 10, 15, 6. MINING UNDER WAY IN 1988.
Comment (Deposit): WORKINGS ALONG WILLOW CREEK WERE NOT ACCESSIBLE BECAUSE OF BORAX CO. POLICY, HOWEVER, THEY WERE IN HIGHLY ALTERED VOLCANIC RHYOLITES AND TUFFS, IN SAME TARGET AREA BEING DRILLED BY COMPANY. THE OLDER WORKINGS TO THE NORTH WERE ALONG QUARTZ VEINS IN OLDER SEDIMENTS OF THE AULD LANG SYNE GROUP. SAMPLE 2825 WAS FROM A VEIN CROSSING A STREAM COURSE IN SEDIMENTS THAT WERE BEING PROSPECTED BY A SMALL ADIT. THE VEIN WAS A HIGHLY OXIDIZED, SILICIFIED BRECCIA. SAMPLE 2826 WAS FROM A DUMP ADJACENT TO A COLLAPSED SHAFT IN BRECCIA AND QUARTZ VEINS. MORE PROSPECTS SIMILAR TO THESE DOT THE LANDSCAPE ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE RANGE WITHIN THE OLDER SEDIMENTS.
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT, DRIFT, 3 STOPES; OPEN PIT MINE.
Comment (Geology): VEINS WITHIN MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONES ARE HIGHLY OXIDIZED.
Comment (Deposit): DEVELOPED BY AN INCLINED SHAFT, 200 FOOT MAIN DRIFT, AND THREE STOPES, AS WELL AS A NEW OPEN PIT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT; 3 FIELD OBSERV
Comment (Location): ACCESSIBLE VIA POOR DIRT ROAD 3 MILES WEST OF THE SULPHER-LOVELOCK ROAD.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG, 1994, MI-1993
Reference (Production): NBMG MI-1987. MI-1993
Reference (Reserve-Resource): NBMG MI-1987
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1977, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF PERSHING COUNTY, NEVADA; NBMG BULLETIN 89.
Reference (Deposit): SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., 1964, MINERALS FOR INDUSTRY-NORTHERN NEVADA A NORTHWESTERN UTAH SUMMARY OF GEOLOGIC SURVEY 1958-61, V.1, SO. PACIFIC CO., SAN FRANCISCO, P.25
Reference (Deposit): QUADE, JACK, 7 SEP 84, NBMG FIELD EXAMINATION AND SAMPLE ANALYSIS.
Reference (Deposit): NBMG STAFF, 1985, NBMG OFR 85-3.
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.